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Opinions June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
John H. Mooney, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Joseph S. Mooney, Deceased v. Anonymous M.D. 4, Anonymous M.D. 5, and Anonymous Hospital
32A04-1208-CT-414
Civil tort. Reverses order dismissing with prejudice Mooney’s proposed complaint for damages in a medical malpractice action. The trial court did not have jurisdiction to dismiss under Trial Rule 41(E), and it abused its discretion when it dismissed the proposed complaint under I.C. 34-18-10-14.

Mark Kevin Liston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1207-CR-385
Criminal. Grants rehearing and reverses the trial judge’s rescission of the referee’s order granting Liston post-conviction relief. Remands for proceedings.

Shaun Wilkinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

33A04-1209-CR-478
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felonies dealing in a schedule III controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a family housing unit.

Allen Stewart v. Jennifer Miller (NFP)

53A01-1212-PO-541
Protective order. Affirms order of protection issued at the request of Miller.

Robert O. Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A04-1211-CR-571
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

Stanley B. Crumble a/k/a Melvin Coleman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
32A01-1211-PC-487
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Tarrence Lee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1301-CR-5
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

E.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1211-JV-918
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication for committing what would be Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass if committed by an adult.

City of Jeffersonville, Indiana and City of Jeffersonville Sanitary Sewer Board v. Environmental Management Corporation (NFP)
10A01-1210-PL-485
Civil plenary. Reverses the trial court’s award of attorney fees in favor of Environmental Management Corporation and remands with instructions.

Tyrone Walker v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1211-CR-933
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of Q.R., J.B., and J.R. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
80A02-1211-JT-909
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Jawyan James Townes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1210-CR-441
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Sherard Taylor v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-794
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony fraud on a financial institution.

Edward T. Bronaugh v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-832
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies battery and residential entry, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanors disorderly conduct and public intoxication and Class C misdemeanor public nudity.

Tracey B. Young v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1210-CR-525
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony and Class D felony criminal confinement, Class D felony strangulation and Class D felony domestic battery.


The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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